Welcome to the Learning Commons!

Welcome to Langdon School's Learning Commons! It is a place where students can access the resources they need to support their learning. Books, digital resources, computers, i-pads, VR technology, and more are all available to students and staff. If you have questions or need help finding a resource please contact Mrs. Schoell, the Learning Commons Facilitator. Mrs. Schoell is available by phone at 403-936-4579 ext. 8304 or by email: mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

 

Welcome Back to all!  Whether you are going back to school in person or online, the Learning Commons is here to guide you throughout the school year.

Keep Calm and Read On!

Wow!  An avalanche of books were returned!  Thank you to all who returned their borrowed books!

Please return any school books you may find as it's important to quarantine them before they're used at the school!

News Flash! Koha now has a new link! Update your bookmark by clicking on the above Koha button or click on New Koha Link.

Check this link out! Bibliovideo is a new YouTube channel all about Canadian books for kids and teens! The Canadian Children's Book Centre is sponsoring this amazing new resource!

For more information about resources and COVID-19, click on the RVS COVID - 19 Continuity Plan.

Sign up for free Marigold library cards(Chestermere Public Library) online in order to access all available eresources! Adults and families can go here to get cards for everyone in the household, Marigold Household Library Registration or single minors under 14 can sign up on their own here. Once the forms are completed, the library barcodes and pins will be emailed.

Check out these sites.  Click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more awesome weblinks!

Dog Man Sneak Peak with Dav Pilkey.

Dave Pilkey @ Home

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children's literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.

Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world!

Story Time from Space. Astronauts on the International Space Station read stories and conduct experiments for children as the world rotates below.  No need to login to watch the videos.

Wonderopolis

Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

Walk, run or ride to one of Langdon’s “Little Free Libraries.” For more information, contact Mrs. Schoell .

If you haven’t tried Epic!, what are you waiting for? Visit the site or download the app to begin reading some amazing books for children ages 5-12.

**Students can see what they have due by logging into their account on the Koha OPAC page. Follow the instructions on the page.**

Keep Calm and Oooooh!  New Books! (To be announced at a later date). Click on Koha, "New Titles" page to view all the amazing titles that will be added.

New Bookshelf

Why am I receiving Koha emails? The Koha automated program sends out emails for date due, holds, an outstanding overdue or lost book. Once an item is returned, Koha will not send out a notice.

New to the LearnAlberta's ORC page are Indigenous databases: Gord Downie's The Secret Path (Gr. 5-12), Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (Gr. 5-12), and, Indigenous Peoples: North America (Gr. 7-12).

LC Club News. Remember....Keep Calm & Read On!  Readers are Leaders!  LC Club will be held once clubs are able to restart and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.

Parent volunteers. (Until further notice, parent volunteer program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 protocols.) Parent volunteers have provided an essential role in the Learning Commons.  New titles put into the hands of students and staff are accomplished faster due to the efforts of volunteers.  Your dedication and cheerful help are deeply appreciated by myself, students and staff!

Access eBooks via Follett’s Destiny Discover app (free to download). Click on the above Destiny Discover eBooks or go to www.gofollett.com Students login using their RVS school id for Google documents or Moodle.  Note:  If you have downloaded the free, Destiny Discover app, you may have to update it.

Homework?  Check this page first!  Better than Google! This important site is often overlooked for studying or homework help is LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre which provides free, K-12, databases for literacy and research.  Click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more resources.

Thank you to students, parents and staff for making the Learning Commons an exciting place for research, reading, and discovery!

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